January 1957 - NEW
The 400-year-old New Hall in Ferrybridge Road, Pontefract, may be
demolished on the grounds that it is structurally dangerous...
"Blossom" Womack is a Pontefract name known over half the
Over 100 garments for Hungarian refugees, given by local residents, left
Pontefract for Wakefield by lorry on Tuesday...
A view over Pontefract from the six-foot high windows in a lounge which
looks like a space travel terminal...
NEXT MAYOR OF
Councillor George Evan Poppleton, a member of the Labour Party, has
accepted an invitation to become the next Mayor of Pontefract...
Exciting discoveries 25 years ago on the site of the Priory of St. John,
in the Robson playing field at Monkhill, Pontefract, are recalled...
Another week of excavation at the Priory of St. John at Pontefract has
had profitable results... more
Three weeks of excavations, which
ended on the site of the Priory of St. John, Monkhill, Pontefract, on
Saturday, yielded much valuable information...
June 1957 - SCOUTS IN DOUBLE
Nearly 500 Boy Scouts, Cubs and
leaders in the Pontefract and District Boy Scouts Local Association, are
this week celebrating... more
June 1957 - DIVERSION ON HOT AFTERNOON
Feet began tapping in the shopping
centre of Pontefract on Tuesday, when shop assistants, office workers
and shoppers were stirred...
August 1957 - SCOUT JAMBOREE
When you read this, H.R.H. Duke of
Gloucester will, before 35,000 Scouts, have declared open the 1957